Ankita Bhargava on dealing with trolls during her miscarriage
The actor recent held an Instagram live where she bared it all talking about parenting, dealing with criticism and facing trolls during her days of miscarriage.
Published: Saturday,Feb 05, 2022 17:13 PM GMT-07:00
However, before delivering Mehr, Bhargava experienced an unfortunate miscarriage. The actor recent held an Instagram live where she bared it all talking about parenting, dealing with criticism and facing trolls during her days of miscarriage.
Talking about how she manages to make time for herself, she said, "Everything that I do, I think, is for Mehr. Getting back to shape is also a way of taking care of oneself. My motivation to do that was not about feeling bad for the way I look. Because of the weight that I had gained, my knees, ankles had started hurting, and I realised, if Mehr was 8 months back then, by the time she's one and one and a half, she'd be running and walking, and how will I cope up. So, keeping that in mind, I lost weight, not because I became fat or I was not looking good. She was my motivation of starting my own label of clothing back then. She is my motivation for everything that I am doing right now in life. Maybe, I have forgotten myself after becoming a mother but this cycle is such that my daughter reminds me of my worth and my personality. Whatever I forget, she reminds me. So, this is a cycle."
Talking about getting back to acting, she said, "I want to get back to work but I can't say acting is my first love anymore. My daughter is my first love and it's going to be that forever. But, I love acting, I love to perform, I love theatre and I will get back. As of now, if I am blessed, if I am privileged to spend as much time as possible with my daughter right now, then with gratitude and folded hands, I will take that blessing and spend time with Mehr. After maybe a year, when I feel she's become more independent, she has other things to focus on, then I'll start work."
On trolls, she said, "For me, gradually the trolling became less. When I got married to Karan, the trolling was at a height, another lever, for whatever reasons. When Divyanka (Tripathi) got married, the trolling got little better. Then Mehr happened and when I wasn't releasing her photographs, the trolling again shot up. When Karan surprised or rather shocked me by posting Mehr's picture online, the trolling declined. And now that I do post about her, I show her face in doing activities, the trolling doesn't happen. As of now, no trolling is happening to me. Everybody is happy to watch my post. Thank you for being kind."
Talking about Patel's support throughout this time of trolling, she said, "Since Karan is not so active on Instagram, he personally never came across such trolling, he would only get to know about these things when I would tell him. There were times when things bothered me a lot and I would tell him. He would tell me, 'Just stop it. Don't even think about it. Who are these people? Do you know them? They are very weak and anonymous.' But once you have that in your head, it really hurts. It troubles you. My father was deeply shaken with all the trolls I received, so much so, that his BP (Blood Pressure) levels shot up and he's been taking BP medicines since then. People don't realise but trolling is bad. It was only when I got badly trolled after I miscarried was when Karan lost his calm and made some multiple posts about the ugly trolling happening. Once somebody trolled Mehr and Karan lost his sh*t. What happens is once when you calmly post something on Instagram, some of them stop trolling, some become even worse. I feel, sometimes ignoring is better but sometimes, giving back to them is very important."
Kudos to the actor for handling with grace.